This past year has been one of experimentation with the polymer plates for etching. Changes in chemistry, metal, manufacturers and processing have created much upheaval in the world of printmaking with polymer plates. After many disappointing failures I settled in to making the correct exposures, ink choice and subject matter. I enjoyed every minute of printing and hand coloring these final images. They feel mystical and magical. I spend much time in my gardens and last season was intrigued with the thought of a view from under the leaves looking up to the sky. These images are of my squash plants and sunflowers in the Rocky Hill School's Jamie Gardener Garden Classroom.
My process includes Carbon Black and Graphite Gamblin Etching Inks , BFK Rives Printmaking Paper , Takach Polymer Plates and Printing Press, Water Based Oil Paints, Wax Based Colored Pencils, Aquacover and framing from Crestar Manufacturing.
I hope that you enjoy the slideshow of my work! The current show is at Providence Art Club, Mary Castelnovo Gallery May 13-June 2, 2017